Strawberry Park is an award-winning 160 acre campground nestled in the heart of beautiful southeastern Connecticut, just minutes from Mystic Seaport, Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun Casinos. In addition to a wide variety of spacious campsites, we offer RV trailers, Park Models and Log Cabin rentals.
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Strawberry Park features Special event weekends starting in the Spring (May 1) through the Fall (October 25). We kickoff the season with our Rockin Oldies Weekend (May 1-3) and continue the fun all the way to our four scary Halloween weekends. This years 38 Annual Bluegrass Festival, (May 28th – May 31st) and the 19th annual Cajun/Zydeco Music Festival, (June 4th – 7th) will be bigger and better than ever before. We will continue our very popular, Themed Weekends Showcasing weekends like “CASINO WEEKEND”, (June 12th 14th). Bring your Hula Skirt for our Summer Kickoff “LUAU POOL PARTY” (June 26th – 28th). BINGO is bigger and better than ever before at Strawberry Park. June 26th starts BINGO 7 days a week, Click Here for the Full BINGO Schedule!!!!!! See below for all the Strawberry Park fun themed weekends.
Strawberry Park Themed Weekends 2015
“Rockin’ Oldies” Weekend – May 1-3 Our 2015 season kick-off weekend is one you don’t want to miss. We start off the weekend with live entertainment by Premiere Tribute Artist Robert Black presenting the Crooners “Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin” along with Debbie Lewis, tribute performance as ”Tina Turner”. Our 7th Annual Classic car show on Saturday afternoon supporting the Wounded Warrior Project, with live music by The Barley Hoppers. Grab a blanket and enjoy an old fashion picnic in the field. This weekend also welcomes the return of Eddie and the Exciters. Join us for some old time favorites such as sack races, 3-legged races, a Tug-O- War, psychedelic sixties t-shirt tie dye and much more. The heated adult pool and hot tubs will be open and a full schedule of activities is offered
Mother’s Day/Bingo Bonanza
& $2000 Raffle Weekend – May 8 – 10 A popular weekend to celebrate Mother’s day and play more bingo. All Moms are invited to join us Saturday at our Wine and Cheese social with music by Fat Cat/Skinny Rat and exhibit your creativeness with “Paint and Party” by The Art House of Norwich (small fee applies). Saturday night don’t miss our DJ dance party for all. Mom’s are also be invited to enjoy a free breakfast on Sunday. This fun-filled weekend also has 4 bingo sessions and our annual Mother’s Day $2000 Raffle. Each weekend site reservation receives one free Raffle Ticket, while additional raffle tickets will be available for purchase. While you don’t need to be present to win, join us for the prize drawing held at noon on Sunday. Prizes drawn will include a $1000 grand prize winner with an additional $1,000 to be awarded. The heated adult pool and hot tubs will be open and a full schedule of activities will be offered.
Family Fun Fest /Spring Flea Market Weekend – May 15-17 Spring cleaning has begun; join us for our Spring version of our Flea market/tag sale weekend. Campers are invited to peddle their items on Saturday morning, and look for those little treasures fellow campers have to offer. This family fun-filled weekend includes a giant inflatable slide, obstacle course and sports challenges and that’s not all, there will be face painting, temporary tattoos, a balloon artists, spin art and some of your favorite costume Characters. Saturday night the fun continues with a DJ dance for all ages. Kids will enjoy learning at our live animal demonstration by Animal World Experience on Sunday and will even have a chance to touch and hold some of the animals. All this plus an egg toss, grease pole climb, kan jam and many more activities for all ages. This weekend is always a fun success so don’t miss out. The heated adult pool and hot tubs will be open.
Memorial Day Weekend May 22-24 Non stop activities all weekend, with extended late check-out on Monday. This long weekend fun doesn’t stop with everything from Bingo to washer toss. Live music poolside by Gopherbroker, a Saturday night concert with “Redlight” and a DJ dance for the teens. This weekend we move our bonfire to Sunday night with live music by WSQ. A full schedule of non stop activities including our running races, dodge ball, kan jam, egg toss, corn hole and much much more. We will also have our 1st decorated golf cart parade of the season and live poolside music on Sunday afternoon. Don’t forget to check out the Strawberry Grill and Creamery for our food offerings and ice cream.
38th Annual Bluegrass Festival May 28 – 31 Strawberry Park is pleased to announce an outstanding list of confirmed performers scheduled for our 2015 Bluegrass Festival. The Kruger Brothers will be joining us for the 2015 Festival. Their unique style of Bluegrass was missed at last years festival, so I want to thank Jens, Uwe,and Joel for considering us for the 2015 season. We are also proud to announce that The Gibson Brothers are back bigger and better than ever. Two time IBMA Entertainers of the year , their close harmony singing is truly something you must hear, so come join us at Strawberry Park. We also have The Steeldrivers they are back after some time away from the park. I agree with a quote from Tim O’Brien “I love how this band knows the rules enough to break them now and again. They show great taste and invention, using their own musical personalities and the basic building blocks of tradition to express some of the very best in modern bluegrass. See Strawberry Park website for full details on this years exciting line up
19th Annual Cajun/Zydeco Festival June 4 – 7 Strawberry Park is pleased to announce an outstanding list of confirmed performers for our 19th Annual Cajun Zydeco Festival for 2015. We welcome backGeno Delafose & French Rockin’ Boogie, to our stage, Geno is truly a pioneer of creole music with strong influences from Cajun and also Country and Western. We are also excited to have theSavoy Family Cajun Band, thank you Marc, Ann, Joel, and Wilson for coming back to the festival this year. Bring your dancin boots because Wilson Savoy is bring the Four Time Grammy Nominated, Pine Leaf Boys to our stages to get you on the dance floor. Jesse Lege, and the Bayou Brew will be Bringing foot Stompin Cajun Music to the world direct from our stages here at Strawberry Park. Jesse’s Driving Accordion playing coupled with his powerful singing will have you falling in love with Cajun Dance Music again and again. A Staple at our festival isLil Wayne & Same Ol 2 Step thank you Mr Singleton for bringing the band back to our festival. Grammy Award Winner, Steve Riley brings to our stage, Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys. The Creole Stomp is exactly what the web page says a Blues Fueled Creole-Zydeco Dance Machine Band. We welcome back Dennis Stroughmatt & the Creole Stomp. A great friend of the Strawberry Park Cajun Zydeco Festival is Jimmy Jo & the Jumbol’Ayuh’s will be with us once again. Last Year I was amazed at the sound and sheer joy the band Slippery Sneakers was able to exhibit at our festival, Robert Leonard is a true performer and a must Dance to band. See Strawberry Park website for full details on this years exciting line-up.
Casino Weekend June 12 – 14 We moved our 2nd annual Strawberry Park Casino Night, to June. Join in on the fun by trying your luck at the table games which will be organized by Borrelli Entertainment providing professional quality tables and trained staff. We will have 3 different card tables, Texas hold’em, Poker, Blackjack and even Roulette. Our strawberry money will get you started and a chinese style auction for prizes to be awarded. This weekend includes our full weekend activities schedule.
Father’s Day & Strawberry Harvest Weekend June 19 – 21 Two of our favorite weekends are combined with our Strawberry Dessert contest (valuable prizes!) our traditional Strawberry Daiquiri dance and our 14th “Little Miss Strawberry Park” pageant. (2 age divisions). The traditional “Dad’s only” softball game and Our 35th annual Horseshoe tournament with trophies for the top 3 pitchers, and free ice-cold draught beer and sandwiches for all Dad’s who stop by the horseshoe tourney and remember the fun just doesn’t stop there as we have a full activities schedule for all ages.
Summer Events and Activities – During the summer (starting June 26) a full daily schedule of 30-35 planned and supervised activities are featured every day (see our sample summer activity schedule). Don’t miss out on summer favorites such as Bingo, ceramics and tie dye t-shirts (small fee applies) Daily entertainment such as, poolside dances, bonfire, hypnotists, magic shows, game night, teen DJ dances, outdoor movies under the stars and much much more. New this year we welcome Paint n Party by the Art House of Norwich. The fun doesn’t stop at Strawberry Park, everyday is like a weekend. Don’t miss out on our fun filled theme weekends where costumes and decorating are highly encouraged. The kids will love our new Splash Park. Your summer is not complete without a visit to Strawberry Park.
Summer Kick-off Luau Pool Party Weekend – June 26 – 28 The first official weekend of our Summer kick off will offer a full activity schedule including the official opening of all 3 pools. Saturday Poolside music with the “Cabana Boys” will get you in the summer spirit. Get ready to participate in our hula dance contest, limbo contest and more. The kids are going to love our new splash park located next to our family pool complex, the fun doesn’t stop there, for even more fun you won’t want to miss out our always popular super soaker wagon ride. Saturday night DJ dance party and our Sunday night poolside music kicks off with “Sunday Gravy” for those staying with us for the week. Our weekly activities will be in high gear with dodge ball, kick ball, playground games, kan jam, corn hole, volleyball, washer toss, egg toss and more. Our summer schedule is sure to have something for everyone in your camping party.
July Fourth Red White and Blue BBQ Weekend July 3 – 5 This weekend is truly a 4th of July weekend party. Come help celebrate one of the great American holidays and participate in the full range of activities, including our Red White and Blue golf cart parade and super soaker wagon ride. Thursday day evening kicks off this holiday weekend with a bonfire with live music by Gene Johnson “Flying Solo”. Don’t miss the poolside performances by Mr Mojo on Friday and Saturday’s we have legends performer Robert Black tribute to the King of Rock of Rock n Roll “Elvis” . Enjoy the 4th of July music concert with live music by “Pirates of Peace”. We have our summer special offerings all weekend at the Strawberry Park Grill and Creamery. Saturday night DJ dance. Don’t forget to sign up your team for the always popular Mud Wrestling, for those who aren’t afraid to get dirty. Sunday night poolside live music winds down the weekend with “Redline”.
Disney World of Fun Weekend July 10 – 12 This is your chance to participate in the dream world of Disney by dressing up as one of the many characters we all know and love. From Mickey to Donald, Princess Belle to Snow white, Buzz lightyear and Woody, even Pooh and Eeyore the kids will love marching in our character parade. We will have a princess bounce house and you won’t want to forget your camera for our special character meet and greet at our Mad Hatter/Princess tea party or the kids character breakfast on Sunday. Live music poolside by Rob Brannan and a Saturday night DJ dance for all. All this plus our full summer activity schedule. Sunday night poolside live music winds down the weekend with “Branded Country that Rocks”. This is the weekend where all your dreams can come true.
Fiesta/Margaritaville Weekend July 17- 19 Fiesta weekend combined with Margaritaville is always a favorite, we will continue the tradition with our Fiesta golf cart parade, pass the pepper, Mexican kickball, decorate your sombrero contest (prizes awarded) and more, as well as traditional food offering at the Strawberry Park Grill and Creamery but that’s not all we are also adding Margaritaville to the mix. Summer music with the Cabana Boys poolside.. Frozen concoctions and that lost shaker of salt are well known to Jimmy Buffet fans but Strawberry Park fans know this is where the fun begins and it doesn’t end with our full schedule of activities and our Sunday night poolside music continues with “Whiskey Rhode”.
Christmas in July Weekend July 24 – 26 Santa Claus is coming in from the North Pole and is planning on stopping by at Strawberry Park and will be bringing his cast of helpers to guarantee fun for all ages. Strawberry Park Santa will checking to see who’s been good and who’s been bad. Santa will sing songs and read a traditional christmas story to the kids.There will be arts and crafts where kids can make an ornament for the Strawberry Park Christmas tree, decorating in July is more fun than ever at Strawberry Park, so grab the lights and the tinsel because Santa Claus is coming to town. Remember, even though Santa is in town it’s still summer at Strawberry Park with our poolside live music by Fat Cat Skinny Rat, bingo, ceramics, hypnotist, magic show and our full schedule of activities. Sunday night poolside music welcomes the Hot and Heavy Band. The only thing that will be missing is the snow.
Mardi Gras Weekend July 31 – August 2 New Orleans comes to Strawberry Park with all the revelry, music, food and beads that are associated with this fine city. This weekend is sure to be the biggest hit with our Mardi Gras decorated Golf cart parade, Come dressed up and participate in the fun at our Mardi Gras Ball DJ dance. Saturday there will be live poolside music with Gene Johnson ,bingo, karaoke, tye dye t-shirts and much much more. Sunday night poolside with “Posi-Track” winds down the weekend fun.
Superhero Weekend August 7-9 Everyone has their favorite superhero and this is the weekend where you can show us yours. Who will it be? Batman, Spiderman, Wonderwoman, the Incredibles, you decide and we will bring in a few of our favorites to add to the fun. Be sure to dress up for our Superhero wagon ride around the park and the fun continues at our Saturday evening DJ dance party for all our heros. All this plus our regular full activity schedule. Check out the Strawberry Park Grill and Creamery for our weekend specials. Sunday night poolside music by the Damn Hippies.
Redneck Roundup & Country Western Jamboree Weekend August 14-16 We’ve combined two favorite themed weekend for even more fun. Come listen to country music and have down home food including roast pig with all the fixin’s or maybe try a red-neck dessert sundae. Last year’s decorations were hilarious and this weekend won’t disappoint. With your cowboy hat and boots, you will feel right at home but please leave your horse at the gate. Saturday afternoon poolside music with the “Barley Hoppers” and our Saturday night dance for all with “Branded – Country that Rocks, will keep those boots stomping. Kids will want to get in on the fun with pass the plunger game, and rodeo roping in the field, just to name a few of the themed weekend games. So put the recliner on the porch and wave as the golf cart parade goes by, which could include as many as 30 golf carts and they just keep getting funnier and funnier as they ride by. All this plus our regular full activity schedule and our Sunday night live poolside music by Southbound. Y’all come back again real soon.
Pirates Weekend August 21-23 Arrrrr ya ready kids?? Pirates of the Caribbean and the main man, Jack Sparrow will be well represented in this fun filled weekend. It’s guaranteed to be remembered by all the little mates and matey’s. The summer is winding down but not the fun, this is sure to be one of the best weekends of the summer. Saturday afternoon poolside music with Rob Brannon. Dress like a pirate, talk like a pirate and don’t miss out on our walk the plank diving contest. Jack Sparrow will pass out some of his booty as he wonders thru the park so be sure to catch a picture with him. Saturday night will have a special Pirate performance by the “Pirates for Peace” band and our DJ teen dance for all so don’t forget to dress in your best pirate costume. All the Pirates will be out for one of our biggest golf cart parades of the season. Yo ho ho and a barrel of fun, that’s what this weekend will bring for all. Sunday night live poolside music by Roadside Justice plus our regular full activity schedule. Ships Ahoy Matey!
Sports Fan Champions weekend August 28 – 30 This is the chance for everyone to show their colors and their favorite teams from baseball, basketball, football, hockey, NASCAR, you decide who is your favorite and wear your colors proud. Guaranteed to be fun at the same time showing the strong support for your favorite team. Come join us and participate in the various activities of the weekend. Sports challenges will be on for this weekend. On Sunday, you don’t want to miss our Annual STAFF vs Owners Softball game, will the Staff be ready? or will the Owners take the title? Either way this is one of the best games of the season. Heated adult pool and hot tubs will be open. Saturday Poolside music by WSQ. Our Sunday music series concludes with an afternoon poolside performance by Redline. This weekend concludes the last full week activity schedule as the kids begin to go back to school.
Labor Day Weekend September 4 -7 The last long weekend of the summer will be full of entertainment for all ages from many of our regular scheduled events to our planned tournaments. Start the weekend early and join us at our Thursday night bonfire with live music by Fat Cat/Skinny Rat. Enjoy the Saturday afternoon poolside music by Gene Johnson and Saturday night we welcome back Oldies band “Eddie and the Exciters”. Sign your teams up early for Sunday’s Mud Wrestling, for those prepared to get down and get dirty. Sunday afternoon will be rockin’ at the pool with live music by “The Michael Cleary Band” and a Sunday night DJ Dance party. Our full schedule of activities including our 2nd annual Corn Hole Tournament with trophies for the top 3 winners. A great way to end the summer on a high note and take home some great memories.
Strawberry Jam Battle of the bands September 11 – 13 Join us for our First Strawberry Jam - Battle of the Country Bands. 2015 brings in more country and bigger battles as more bands join last years bands, A total of 5 bands, including Branded Country that Rocks and Southbound Band will take the stage Saturday to battle for the title of 2015 Strawberry Jam band of the year. Vote for your favorite band in the country showdown competition. Cash Prizes awarded to the top 2 bands. Trophies for Top 3 performers.
Bingo Bonanza/Fall Flea Market & $2500 Cash Raffle September 18-20 An encore presentation of one of our most popular weekends, and a great time for bingo fans of all ages. Great cash prizes, including our progressive jackpot prize for over $1000, in addition to our “Fall Raffle” will be awarded with a $1000 grand prize, and an additional $1000 in cash prizes awarded. This weekend also features the return of our Saturday morning Flea Market, where campers are invited to bring items from home to peddle at their site. Heated adult pool and hot tubs will be open. This weekend includes our full weekend activities schedule
NEW – Renaissance Weekend September 25 – 27 Fall is fair season, Strawberry Park will bring the Renaissance experience to you this weekend and it will be one you won’t want to miss. Join us for jousting competition, May pole dancing, and well known Renaissance Fair performer Daniel Greenwolf will mystify you with his spellbinding illusions. Daniel GreenWolf is an Award-Winning Magician, Writer, Creator, & Slightly Mad Irishman. He has been voted as one of the Top Five Solo Variety Acts in the United States by theRenaissance Festival Podcast &Renaissance Magazine for Five Years In A Row. Dress to Impress King Richard and his court and join us for our new Renaissance fair weekend Strawberry Park style. The adult pool and hot tubs will be open. This weekend includes a full weekend activities schedule.
4 Great Halloween Weekends
Halloween #1 October 2 – 4; Halloween #2 October 9 – 12 (Columbus Day Weekend); Halloween #3 October 16 – 18 (Studio 54 Block Party) and Halloween #4 October 17 – 19 Halloween is Strawberry Park! Be sure to make your reservations early, as Halloween weekends become more and more popular every year. Visit our “Maze of Terror”, enter the pumpkin carving/decorating contest, try your luck at bobbing for apples and grab your friends for the mummy wrapping. Dress up for our costume contests, where prizes are awarded for the best costume in many categories, including kids, pre-teens, teens and adults as well as the amazing group category. Our campground gets fully decorated for these very popular weekends where Site decorating winners will receive a trophy for each category, Weekend campers, Seasonal and Owners weekly. Halloween weekend #3 – We are bringing back Studio 54 to host a new and exciting block party dance party complete with DJ Vic Latino and crew. You don’t want to miss this weekend, it was VOTED #1 DANCE BLOCK PARTY AT STRAWBERRY PARK in 2014 by our campers. Be sure to check out our photo gallery for all the great costumes and decorated sites. Entertainment includes a bonfire, hypnotist Jim Spinnato, a family dance, magic show with Mr. Magic, Bingo and more. Be prepared for plenty of trick-or-treaters on Saturday evening. The heated adult pool and hot tubs will be open. Check out the Strawberry Park Grill & Creamery for our ghoulish treats.
Columbus Day Weekend October 9 – 12 A Columbus Day dance, Bonfire with live music by Gopherbroke, and our 29th Annual Bocce Tournament highlight this great fall weekend. In addition, a Potluck dinner is featured on Sunday, with prizes for the best entries. This weekend includes check in at anytime on Friday until 6 pm Monday – full holiday weekend reservations only, unless last minute availability exists one week prior for any 2 night requests. Heated adult pool and hot tubs will be open. This weekend includes our full weekend activities schedule and is part of our very popular Halloween weekend event.
Activity Schedule and Special Events are subject to change. For more information, please call 860-886-1944.
- During the summer, every day is a weekend, with over 30 scheduled and supervised activities for all ages, including Bingo, bonfires (On Holiday weekends Only), dances, kickball, horseshoes, volleyball and many more. Come enjoy our Four fun packed weekends of Halloween!!! Pictures from 2013′s Halloween #1 Pictures From Halloween #2
State of the art facilities include 3 large swimming pools, 2 whirlpool spas, 5000 sq ft SPLASH PAD, Rec Center, arcade, and Grill & Creamery.
Conveniently located 5 miles off of I-395, less than an hour from Providence, Worcester, Hartford and New Haven, 90 miles from Boston and just 2 hours from New York (or 20 minutes from New London if taking the ferry from Orient Point).
Our campsites offer full hook-ups, including over 60 channels of free cable TV and wireless internet access, as well as a picnic table and fireplace. With 50 AMP service, pull-through sites and a mix of wooded and open sites available, we are able to accommodate the largest and most modern RVs, as well as tents, pop-up campers and everything in between.
If considering camping in Connecticut, why not stay at the campground that has received the highest ratings from Woodall’s (5 stars for facilities and recreation–the only CT campground to achieve this honor for each of the past 3 years), Wheeler’s RV Guide and Frommer’s, which states “This top-notch, highly rated campground…is a true vacation destination, with all the amenities and activities of a bustling resort. You name it and they have it at this action-packed, family-friendly campground…and it just keeps getting better. Who said camping was roughing it? Not at this super-deluxe resort.”